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Arts and Humanities

A close up of a printing block.

If these blocks could talk

Our University Libraries recently acquired its 9 millionth volume: a collection of approximately 900 woodcut printing blocks from the Propaganda Fide press. The collection contains blocks in many languages, with a heavy concentration in East Asian and Middle Eastern languages, Slavic, Greek and other global languages.

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    Carolina alumnus produces award-winning documentary

    Sean Jackson, a UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media graduate and former Carolina lacrosse player, wrote, directed and produced “Race Night, a documentary that explores the culture and community of flat-track motorcycle racing in America's Midwest. It's a professional course he initially set in Chapel Hill.

  • Stephen Anderson playing the piano.

    Finding connection and hope ‘from afar’

    Carolina jazz professor Stephen Anderson and his band, the Dominican Jazz Project, overcame many challenges as they worked to record their latest album during a pandemic. The album is now being considered for the Grammy ballot.

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    Wilson Library acquires biblical and Islamic manuscript created by Omar ibn Said

    A document recently acquired by the University Libraries is contributing to scholars’ understanding of the life of Omar ibn Said, a 19th-century enslaved Islamic scholar. Said, kidnapped from West Africa and enslaved in North Carolina, was renowned for his Arabic writings.